Maersk Curlew : FPSO: Floating Production Storage Offloading Vessel
Helideck Motion Monitoring : Environmental Monitoring System
Monitor Systems Engineering were asked by Maersk to survey and update the existing Environmental Monitoring System onboard the Curley FPSO Vessel. Monitor Systems supplies, installs and commissions Environmental Monitoring Systems for a number of leading offshore FPSO vessel and rig owners, and works closely with a number of equipment manufacturers.
Monitor Systems supplies, installs and commissions Environmental Monitoring Systems for a number of leading offshore vessel and rig owners, and works closely with a number of equipment manufacturers including (SMC) Ship Motion Control.
The Heli Deck Monitoring equipment supplied by SMC complied with all current rules and regulations worldwide, including next generation (IMU S108) CAP437 requirements. Each instrument supplied was also tested and calibrated by the manufacturer (SMC) prior to delivery and installation.
SENSOR: The SMC IMU-108 Motion Sensor was supplied to Monitor Systems with a data distribution unit, cables and windows based software for ease of set-up and configuration. The IMU 108 Sensor provides high accuracy motion measurement data in dynamic environment in all areas from small hydrographic vessels to large oil rigs in all weather conditions. The sensor uses solid state gyros and accelerometers to provide real time motion measurements with high dynamic accuracy even during accelerations. State of the art design, construction and assembly produce an IMU with an extremely high reliability in the most demanding offshore marine environment.
The motion sensor is individually calibrated and tested for roll, pitch & heave as well as all directions of acceleration.
A witness test of the system was also undertaken, this was to ensure that the SMC (108 Roll, Pitch and Heave Motion Sensor) system met the requirements and expectations of the helicopter monitoring system for the Maersk Curlew. The three items included in the witness test were the Laptop System, SMChms Software and 108 Sensor, carried out by Monitor Systems at its Aberdeen HQ.